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Hanoi aims to receive 4.3 million inbound tourists
Hanoi aims to receive 23.61 million visitors, including 4.3 million foreigners in 2017, the municipal Department of Tourism said at a meeting in Hanoi on January 19.
In 2016, the tourism sector played an important role in the capital city’s economic development. The number of tourist arrivals to Hanoi increased significantly.
The city welcomed more than 21.8 million visitors, including over 4 million foreigners, up 11% and 23% respectively. Hanoi was also selected among the world’s cheapest holiday destinations by international travel magazines.
The results were attributed to diverse effective measures taken by the sector. The Hanoi Tourism Department has organized a number of impressive events in the country such as Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM), a ‘Memory of Hanoi’ program, a traditional craft village festival, and Hanoi Ao Dai festival. It has attended and conducted tourism promotion activities at international travel fairs in China, Japan, France, and the UK. It has also coordinated with CNN to promote Hanoi images on the world renowned TV channel.
This year, Hanoi will continue to improve the quality of tourism services and conduct new tours to attract more visitors and obtain VND66.611 trillion from tourism revenue.
After hat trick, no one better than Ronaldo at Madrid derby
MADRID (AP) — For Cristiano Ronaldo, there's clearly something special about playing Atletico Madrid.Ronaldo is used to performing well regardless of the opponent but the star forward often finds another level against Real Madrid's crosstown rival.No one has done better than him in the Madrid derby, not even the great Alfredo Di Stefano.With his hat trick on Saturday in the 3-0 win at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, Ronaldo reached 18 goals to surpass the former Madrid great as the derby's top… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Phoenix hand reins to Buckingham and Greenacre
Wellington (AFP) - Former Manchester City striker Chris Greenacre and Oxford United coach Des Buckingham were Monday confirmed as coaches of the Wellington Phoenix for the remainder of the 2016-17 A-League season.The pair have guided the Phoenix to one win and three draws while temporarily in charge since Ernie Merrick resigned four weeks ago and have lifted the club from last to eighth place in the 10-team competition.Under the Football Federation of Australia regulations Buckingham, as the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hot Football Transfer Gossip: City open the door for £39m Laporte, 'Giroud to replace Bendtner', LVG's £55m target
Stanley Accrington put down his celebratory Leicester City G & T long enough to scour the net for the latest Premier League transfer rumours . View photo 'Done deal': Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City As the ‘Big Six’ plot to take back the Premier League crown that is rightfully theirs, the signings have reportedly started.New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s spending has already begun. Even before his feet are under his desk, City have agreed to pay Athletic Bilbao £39m for 21-year-old… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Pliskova v Lucic-Baroni quarterfinal going to third set
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open quarterfinal between U.S. Open finalist Karolina Pliskova and 34-year-old Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is going to a third set.No. 79-ranked Lucic-Baroni, aiming to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal since Wimbledon in 1999, took the first set with a service break in the last game.After Lucic-Baroni broke again for a 2-0 lead in the second, Pliskova took a medical time out for treatment on her right foot.The No. 5-seeded Pliskova, who beat Serena… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Nigeria's Buhari asks parliament to approve $30 billion of borrowing
By Camillus EbohABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parliament to approve plans to borrow $30 billion abroad to fund infrastructure plans until 2018, according to a letter read out on Tuesday in the assembly.Nigeria, an OPEC member, slipped into recession for the first time in more than 20 years in the second quarter largely due to low global oil prices. Crude oil sales account for about two-thirds of government revenue.The borrowing plans included the sale of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...